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August 22, 2013
Cross-posted from Truthout | Criminalization, Race and Food Access in a Time of Hyper-Afrophobia Black and brown people deserve the right to LIFE, liberty and the ability to pursue happiness. Black and brown people deserve the right to access quality food. Those rights are connected. Last week, thousands of people marched the streets all over the country for Trayvon Martin, after the teen's murderer was acquitted, in part, because of racist imagery painted on Trayvon, making this dead young black male guilty of his own murder. People all over took to the streets in outrage afterward, calling...
April 20, 2012
Every morning on my way to work, I would watch young children eat flaming hot chips with what looked to be 3 day old gray hamburger meat, topped with cheese that looked to be made of plastic. This was their breakfast. There may have been some honey buns and other items, but nothing looked to have any semblance of nourishment. Every morning I would watch the youth in my community eat toxins for breakfast and every morning it would break my heart to watch. Something about this just wasn’t fair. I started talking to the corner store owners about offering healthier options because after all, our...